What’s happening: week of July 19

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca

 

Thursday, July 19

 

Ret Dot Tour

Fifteen minute Red Dot Tours of the gallery are created for the casual and curious. No registration necessary. Free, give what you can. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring The Celtic Hillbillies at Germain Park Garden, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Friday, July 20

 

Tobacco-Free Movie

Tobacco-Free Outdoor Movie Night held at Clearwater Park, Wellington St., 6:30 p.m. Featuring games and activities, movie the Smurfs: The Lost Village, at dusk, with free popcorn. Bring blanket and chair. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide is available at City Hall or at www.sarnia.ca

 

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop for people at high risk of developing diabetes. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Beats on the Street

Two-day outdoor music concert, Friday from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight. At the Julia Street Parking Lot east of Refined Fool Brewery. Includes food and a beverage tent. Portion of proceeds to St. Joseph’s Hospice. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Saturday, July 21

 

Antique Boat Show

The Bluewater Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society holds its 8th annual Rendezvous at the Sarnia Bay Marina, 97 Seaway Rd., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free, all welcome. For more, call Jim or Dianne Fellows at 519-344-7467

 

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club riding to Wallaceburg for lunch. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Hike

Lambton Outdoor Club hiking at the Pinery Provincial Park. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Dance

At the Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cost is $30 per couple for non-members of the Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

 

Sunday, July 22

 

Adult Art Workshop

Have a glass of wine and receive expert guidance from artist Patti Cook while creating your own 3D form by manipulating fluffy fleece into firm felt. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost $45 for non-members. For ages 19+. Must register by calling 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

 

Monday, July 23

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring The Co-Co NUTS!! at Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Tuesday, July 24

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring The Wade Sisters at Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide available at City Hall or at www.sarnia.ca

Hike

Lambton Outdoor Club hiking around the heritage homes in Sarnia. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Hike Event

Lambton Outdoor Club hiking the McNaughton-Morrison Trail near Exeter. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Wednesday, July 25

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring MJM Musical Memories with Janet at Kenwick Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Bill Hines at Bandshell in Canatara Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Thursday, July 26

 

Bluewater BorderFest

Bluewater BorderFest is a three-day music and entertainment festival in Centennial Park featuring a wide range of artists, including The Arkells, Drake White, The Guess Who and Honeymoon Suite. For more, and tickets, contact info@bluewaterborderfest.com

 

Summer Strings

Deadline to register for the International Symphony’s Summer Strings program, which teaches the elements of string playing to anyone age five or older. Runs July 30 to Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 daily. Cost is $60, $110 for two, and $150 for three members of a family. Call 519-337-7775 or email iso @rivernet.net

 

Art Pod

Designed for youth with special needs and an interest in fine arts. Learn about cyanotypes and use the power of the sun to create “sun prints.” Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Ages 9-16. Caretaker or respite worker requited. Free, give what you can. Register by calling 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

 

Slow View

Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery’s Slow View tour of the exhibition, “Influencing Identity: Tourism and the Group of Seven,” allows the mind to settle on one work and rediscover the joy of looking at art. 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free, give what you can. Register by calling 519-336-8127 ext. 3226

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Blackmore and Blackmore at Germain Park Garden, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Friday, July 27

 

Live Concert

Singer-songwriter Scott Kirby of Key West, Floriday performs one night at Bottoms Up, 7 p.m., 607 St. Clair St. in Point Edward. Tickets, $15 advance, $20 at door, cash only. Proceeds to The Hub. For more, call 519-491-2433

 

Saturday, July 28

 

Triathlon/Duathlon

Featuring triathlons and duathlons of sprint and Olympic distance at various times, in the area of Wildwood Park. For more, contact Ken Walker at kenwalker@cogeco.ca

 

Guided Tour

Free guided tour of a current exhibition at Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Free, give what you can. Register by calling 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

 

Monday, July 30

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Jeff Baldock at Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Tuesday, July 31

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring An Evening of Fiddle with Christine Storey and Debbie Wellington at Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide available at City Hall or at www.sarnia.ca.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 1

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Offsite Impact at the Bandshell in Canatara Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Thorn and Roses at Kenwick Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Children’s Art Workshop

Children will work on themed art projects featuring paint, clay, and a variety of craft material at a Children’s Art Workshop at the the Animal Farm in Canatara Park, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m, and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wear proper clothing, bring water and peanut-free snack. Cost $10. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Thursday, Aug. 2

 

Hot August Nights

Annual car show and concert in Canatara Park, hosted by Sarnia Street Machines, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Proceeds to Pathways Health Centre for Children. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring Missy Burgess at the Germain Park Garden, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide is available at City Hall or at www.sarnia.ca.

 

Friday, Aug. 3

 

GreekFest

Twelfth annual Sarnia GreekFest, in downtown Sarnia, featuring entertainment, Greek foods and activities for the whole family. For more, contact Ashley at 519-491-6615 or info@sarniagreekfest.com

 

Live Music

Emm Gryner performs at Cheeky Monkey during the First Friday cultural walkabout. Also art exhibit and sale “Escape” by Bill Walters. 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

 

New Exhibitions

The Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery welcomes new exhibitions “John Kissick: The Boom Bits,” and “Jaime Angelopoulos” for First Friday. 147 Lochiel St., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free, give what you can. For more, call 519-336-8127

 

Sunday, Aug. 5

 

International Granfondo

Bluewater International Granfondo is this arean’s signature cycling event, for all levels of cyclists. Starts and finishes at Mike Weir Park in Bright’s Grove Supporting St. Joseph’s Hospice and Bluewater Health’s Palliative Care. For more information, contact 519-336-8667 or info@bigf.ca

 

Tuesday, Aug. 7

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring The Siteks at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Wednesday, Aug. 8

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring Electric Grandparents at the Bandshell in Canatara Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring Six Degrees at Kenwick Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Thursday, Aug. 9

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Bill Hines at the Germain Park Garden, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide is available at City Hall or at www.sarnia.ca.

 

Friday, Aug. 10

 

Meat Raffle

The Sarnia Moose Lodge’s Friday meat raffles, held weekly through the summer. All proceeds go to local charities. Taco Salad Dinner available for purchase. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., 874 Phillip Street. For more, call 519-336-7900

 

Saturday, Aug. 11

 

San Rocco Festival

26th Annual San Rocco Festival held at the Our Lady of Mercy Church Hall, 390 Christina St. N. Saturday 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday with Holy Mass at 11 p.m. in Italian and English, festivities at 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free admission, everyone welcome. For more, call Frank at 519-330-0925

 

Music Fest

Second annual Bright’s Grove Music Fest includes live music, vendors and food. Kenwick Park, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. In support of the Canadian Mental Health Association. For more, visit the BGMusicFest Facebook page

 

Unleashed 2018

The Unleashed 2018 fashion show takes place at Stoke’s Bay, 485 Harbour Rd. and includes a DJ’d afterparty. Tickets are $30, available at the Sarnia & District Humane Society. Proceeds to Humane Society. For more, call 519-344-7064

 

Sunday, Aug. 12

 

Family Fun Day

Sarnia Family Fun Day takes place at the Canatara Park Kiwanis Pavilion, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Monday, Aug. 13

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring Rockwork at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Coping with Life Alone

Sarnia Beginning Experience’s ‘Coping with Life Alone’ program offers support for people who are widowed, separated or divorced and stuck in grief. For more, visit www.sarniabeginningexperience.org or call 519-337-1205

 

Tuesday, Aug. 14

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring Mike Blackmore Percussion Group at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Wednesday, Aug. 15

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring The R.E.D. Line Band at the Bandshell in Canatara Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring Blackmore and Blackmore at Kenwick Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Thursday, Aug. 16

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Bluewater Ceili Band at the Germain Park Garden, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide is available at City Hall or at www.sarnia.ca.

 

Saturday, Aug. 18

 

ARTZSCAPE

ARTZSCAPE by the Bay is a two-day fine art and artisans show & sale of juried work is support of Pathways Health Centre for Children. Centennial Park, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more, contact contact artzscapeinfo@gmail.com or 519-542-3471, ext. 243

 

Sunday, Aug. 19

 

Can Am Jazz

The Sarnia Community Foundation presents the 17th annual Can Am Jazz event at the Best Western Guildwood Inn, 1400 Venetian Blvd., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. An afternoon jazz concert featuring Sharon Beeler and The Swing City Jazz Bang. Cash bar. Tickets, $25, by calling Sarnia Community Foundation at 519-332-2588

 

Family Sunday

Create digital paintings by layering shapes and filling them in with patterns inspired by John Kissick’s paintings at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery’s Family Sunday. Children must be accompanied by adult. 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free, suggested donation of $5 per family. For more, call 519-336-8127

 

Monday, Aug. 20

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring The R Jammers at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Tuesday, Aug. 21

 

Outdoor Movie Night

Libro Credit Union’s hosts an outdoor movie night in Canatara Park. Activities begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by movie at 9 p.m. Free admission. Bring a lawn chair. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring Joan Spading and the Foggy Mountain Band at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Wednesday, Aug. 22

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring The Buck Brothers at the Bandshell in Canatara Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring Bluewater Ceili Band at Kenwick Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Thursday, Aug. 23

 

Art Pod

Designed for youth with special needs and an interest in fine arts. Explore the process of op art using geometric shapes, lines and curves to create optical illusions. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Ages 9-16. Caretaker or respite worker required. Free, give what you can. Register by calling 519-336-8127 ext. 3226

 

Red Dot Tour

Fifteen minute Red Dot Tours of the gallery are created for the casual and curious. No registration necessary. Free, give what you can. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring Macsmusic at the Germain Park Garden, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide is available at City Hall or at www.sarnia.ca.

 

Saturday, Aug. 25

 

Hobbyfest

Annual Hobbyfest, a day of fun, relaxation and participation in interactive activities and displays, at Germain Park and the Strangway Centre, East St., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Humane Society Gala

Bright’s Grove Animal Hospital presents “Howling at the Moon,” a formal gala in Canatara Park. Cocktails, three-course meal, silent auction and entertainment by a jazz band. Tickets available online. For more, contact Trista Lowe at trista@sarniahumanesociety.com

 

Cornhole Tourney

Pembina hosts its first Cornhole/Bean Bag Toss Tournament at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St. All ages welcome. Team of two can sign up for double knockout format. Entry fee is $40/person. All proceeds to United Way. To register, call United Way at 519-336-5452 or Pembina at 519-862-1001

 

Guided Tour

Free guided tour of the current exhibition at Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Free, give what you can. Register by calling 519-336-8127 ext. 3226

 

Thursday, Aug. 30

 

Slow View Tour

Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery’s Slow View tour of the exhibition “John Kissick: The Boom Bits” allows the mind to settle on one work and rediscover joy of looking at art. 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free, give what you can. Register by calling 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring The Casuals at the Germain Park Garden, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Sunday, Sept. 23

 

Kidney Walk

The Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walks raises funds for research, vital programs, and services that support people with kidney disease. Canatara Park Kiwanis Pavilion, 9 a.m. For more, visit www.kidneywalk.ca or call Elaine Hayter at 519-344-3462

 

Friday, Oct. 12

 

Grief Support

Sarnia Beginning Experience holding a fall support group weekend for anyone widowed, separated or divorced and stuck in grief. October 12-14. For more, visit www.sarniabeginningexperience.org or call 519-337-1205